Eyelid Surgery - Dr. Wim Danau

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, entails the removal of excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This serves to correct a number of aesthetic imperfections of the eyes, including puffiness and droopiness. These common problems not only make you look tired or unhappy, they can even interfere with your vision. One thing to note: Although eyelid surgery can help make the entire face look younger and more refreshed, it is not designed to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles or crow’s feet. However, when performed in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox or laser skin resurfacing, blepharoplasty can provide a more enhanced makeover and a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Upper and/or lower eyelid surgery generally takes from one to three hours per procedure, depending on the extent of surgery.

Why Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that can enhance the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower, or both. As we grow older, excess skin and fat begin to accumulate around our eyelids. This is the result of the eyelid skin stretching and muscles weakening. The excess fat causes the appearance of puffiness in the eyes. The eyes then appear to have “bags’ surrounding them. These “bags” around the eyes can make the individual look tired, aged, sad or angry.

At our cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Wim Danau can reduce the appearance of drooping upper eyelids and puffiness under the eyes with this effective procedure. Eyelid surgery can make your entire face look younger and more vibrant.

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Upper Eyelid Surgery

During upper eyelid surgery, excess skin that is affecting vision or giving you a tired appearance is trimmed away by our cosmetic surgeon. The remaining skin is lifted and reattached to provide a more rejuvenated look. Incisions are made in the crease of the upper eyelid, so any visible scarring should be minimal. The procedure is typically performed while the eyelid surgery patient is under local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia may also be used.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids is performed to remove fat deposits and extra skin, with focus on bags underneath the eyes. In performing lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Wim Danau makes an incision discreetly under the lower eyelashes and removes excess fat, muscle, and skin. The procedure makes the skin smoother and firmer, leaving it with a much younger-looking surface. Lower eyelid surgery is also typically performed using local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia may also be used.

Recovery

After your blepharoplasty is complete, Dr. Wim Danau will most likely lubricate your eyes with ointment. Any residual pain and discomfort can be controlled with medication. Some bruising and swelling should be expected for the first two weeks after the procedure. You may also experience tearing, light sensitivity, and temporary blurring or double vision. Most patients are able to return to normal daily routines after about 10 days. Scarring is minimal and typically fades within a few months of the surgery.

Risks

Although blepharoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery, as with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks involved:

  • A drooping effect of the lower lid

  • Blood accumulation under the skin

  • Retinal detachment

  • Difficulty keeping eyes closed while sleeping

  • Infection

  • Reaction to local anesthesia

Benefits

Eyelid surgery can restore a pleasant expression on your entire face, as well as correct longstanding imperfections around your eyes. Some of eyelid surgery’s major benefits include:

  • More alert, youthful appearance

  • Reduction of bagginess and puffiness

  • Better vision

  • Increased self-confidence

Results Eyelid Surgery

Here you can find some results of eyelid surgery by Dr. Wim Danau. Would you like to see more photos? Visit our photo gallery!

Before

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Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery before

After

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Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery after 2 months

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